One Republican lawmaker prefers bonuses because that way legislators can bypass collective bargaining processes.
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March 16, 2017
March 13, 2017
The original proposal attached $672,000 to the bonus scheme but lawmakers have reduced that to $250,000 to boost the bill's chances of passage.
February 02, 2017
The Republican, who once supported the program, hopes to replace it with a slew of new recruitment and retention initiatives.
December 20, 2016
Effective teachers in wealthy suburban districts will get bonuses that are as much as 20 times larger than their effective peers in poor districts.
November 23, 2016
Bonuses have given the Broward school district in southern Florida a boost in its effort to attract and keep top teachers.
October 04, 2016
The votes send negotiators back to the bargaining table.
September 26, 2016
The Florida Board of Education thinks funds need to be better tailored to attract teachers into hard-to-staff schools and content areas.
September 09, 2016
Cleveland averts a teachers strike by revamping its merit pay system.
August 23, 2016
Coming on the heals of the death of the Vergara challenge against teacher job protections, a new poll says that just three in ten support teacher-tenure laws.
August 18, 2016
After negotiations broke down over a new contract, Cleveland teachers say they will go on strike on September 1.